TROPICA Torch Ginger

Etlingera elatior

£3.40 (£170.00 / 100 grams)

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Contents: 10 Seeds

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Features & Advantages

  • Tropical plant
  • Spectacular growth
  • Origin: Indonesia

Item no.: TRO-13269, Content: 10 Seeds, EAN: 4031357132690


Torch ginger is probably the most eye-catching and spectacular species of the ginger family. The tropical plant grows rather strangely. A sprout shoots from the rhizome of the plant and forms 1.50 m long, narrow leaves. These sit on a bamboo-like pseudo-stem. (In nature, the trunk grows up to 6 m high and the leaves can reach a length of 4 m.)

The other sprout produces the 1.50 m tall flower stalk with a pretty inflorescence. The bright pink to scarlet flowers sit in a cone or pyramid, which can be 20-30 cm wide. The waxy bracts look like a burning torch from a distance, which is where their name comes from. The rhizome-forming Etlingera was discovered only in the early 18th century. Today it is popular in greenhouses.

Sowing Schedule: Year-round
Flower Color: Red tones, Pink tones
Where to plant: Greenhouse
Available As:: One portion of seeds
Use for:: Planters & pots
Height of Growth:: 120-150 cm
Light Requirements: Sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: High

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